Manual Handling

Course Aims

 At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. State the principals behind safe manual handling of loads
  2.  Demonstrate how to lift, carry and lower all heavy loads within their personal capacity, using aids or assistance as necessary
  3.  State the parts of the body which are at risk of injury when lifting incorrectly and the possible injuries that may occur as a result
  4.  List the techniques that can be applied to the manual handling of loads in order to achieve economy of effort
  5.  Suggest ways in which tasks involving the lifting and moving of heavy loads can be achieved safely and with minimum effort
  6.  Explain briefly the risk assessment process in relation to manual handling

 Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Principles of safe handling and economy of effort
  3. Basic handling skills
  4.  Structure and function of spine and associated injuries
  5.  Development of handling techniques in a wide range of situations
  6.  Recognise accident levels associated with manual handling
  7.  Problem solving in relation to manual handling
  8.  Conclusions


For further information, please contact:-

Julie Gibson
07715 311657
Jill Salt
01926 495024